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he was just 2 years old when he died. tonight, his mother and her boyfriend are facing murder charges. good evening, i'm jaqueline london. the couple claimed it was an accident in the bathtub, but investigators say there were more than 100 wounds on the toddler's body. nbc 10's randy gyllenhaal is live in delaware county. family members say they tried to warn them about the abuse. >> reporter: they did, but mason hunt was killed a week or so after checkup here from child welfare workers. this small memorial still outside of his home in norwood
while mason's own mother is facing murder charges. tonight we met with the rest of his family and are still dealing with such unimaginable loss. >> he's taking the picture. >> reporter: 6-year-old justin hunt hangs on to a large photo of his little brother mason during play time. it's almost like he's still right there with him. >> it is mason's duck. >> reporter: mason was a rambunctious 2-year-old with a knack for dancing, but he was killed three months ago. police say his own mother and her boyfriend abused the child and today shannon matthews was formally charged with her son's murder. police say her boyfriend daniel graphton beat the boy so severely he died of internal bleeding. at one point, police say salt was up even poured into mason's eye. >> this child had bruising all over his body his face his back, his arms his legs. >> i just can't see anybody in
their right mind doing this to a 2-year-old. >> reporter: mason's aunt said the family warned authorities for weeks that abuse was happening but police say matthew's and grafton covered it up from childcare workers. on the night mason died the 2-year-old had at least 120 cuts and bruises on his little body. >> satan was living inside of them. they are not people. they are not human beings they are animals. to be able to do this to a 2-year-old, i don't care how bad a 2-year-old walks, a 2-year-old doesn't deserve this. >> reporter: the family will be in court throughout the whole ordeal to make sure justice is sold. meantime, the mother and boyfriend are held in jail without bail. randy gyllenhaal "nbc 10 news." new at 11:00, a gloucester county neighborhood is on edge tonight after two masked mentor
roarized the couples inside their own home. the home is on herbert drive in williamstown. the two intruders had a gun and a knife when they broke in early this morning. the attackers woke the couple and assaulted them both. police say the intruders handcuffed the victims and vowbound them with duct tape. neighbors are scared about the crime. >> that is kind of freaky. >> the two intruders ransacked the home demanding drugs, weapons and cash. it's unclear if they made off with anything but officers were able to recover surveillance video from the scene. a love triangle a hit-and-run and a house that breaks out in flames. they are all part of a crime that unfolded in philadelphia's nicetown section today and the suspect is still on the loose. george spencer pieced together
just what happened. >> reporter: at 2:19 this afternoon surveillance cameras captured the white suv speeding through a stop sign just 15 seconds later that same suv backs up with clear damage to his front bumper and takes off. in that short time witnesses say the driver mowed down 24-year-old beatrice spence outside of her home. >> she could have had kids. do you understand what i'm saying? she could have had kids. >> i heard a car roar up and then screaming. >> reporter: jason said he heard the car reverse and sped away. the victim was left injured on the sidewalk. at least one of her legs severed. >> i thought she was dead. you know she was not responsive. >> reporter: in the chaos that followed, spence's relatives rushed her to the hospital leaving a pot burning on the stove. as investigators worked outside, the victim's family home caught fire and damaged so badly tonight it's unsafe to enter.
friends and relatives tell us spence's serious injuries and the fire-ravaged home are a double hit. all the result of an ongoing feud over a man that escalated this week and boiled over with this intentional hit-and-run. >> he came back the driver came back, and the suv came back and she ran her over. >> reporter: reporting in nicetown george spencer, "nbc 10 news." police say they know who they are looking for but they have not yet made any arrests in this case. new at 11:00, an international flight diverted to philadelphia because of an unruly passenger. american airlines says the flight left from charlotte, north carolina and was on its way to germany. around 6:30 it made an unscheduled landing in philadelphia. the airline says police removed the passenger before the flight continued on to germany. it's unclear whether any charges will be filed. the south of philadelphia
meets the wrecking ball tomorrow. the international records building on broad street will be demolished tomorrow. this is video of them taking down the sign last october. the building served as the long-time headquarters of writer and producer duo petty gamble. and such a nice friday night. if you like this weather, just wait. nbc 10's first alert meteorologist sheena parveen is here with nice weather to look forward to this weekend. if you liked today, even though we had rain this morning and more sunshine in the afternoon, you're going to love tomorrow. we are still very mild tonight. a few showers moving into sussex county in delaware but for the most part we are fairly dry outside. temperatures in the 60s outside. 57 in pottstown. 56 right now in allentown. low 60s through much of south jersey. so as we go into your saturday by 8:00 in the morning, sunny
and temperatures in the upper 50s. then by 10:00 a.m. we should already be in the mid-60s by 10:00 in the morning. by noon tomorrow sunny with temperatures already in the low 70s. and we're going to top out near 80 degrees in some spots for your saturday. sunday will be a little bit cooler. then we're watching quite a bit of rain for your monday. we'll talk more about that coming up. from our delaware bureau privacy on the internet is the focus of four new bills in front of state lawmakers. attorney general matt denn proposed the protections. one bill will keep employers from forcing job applicants to hand over passovers to social media accounts. another measure protects victims of domestic assault and domestic violence from having their identities out on the internet. the third billprotects the privacy of student data and the fourth is to keep kids from ads on tobacco and other illegal items. philadelphia police hope they are closer to making an
arrest in the hit-and-run to claim the life of a 2-year-old boy. police believe they have the car that struck and killed david alecia and injured his mother on monday. after seeing surveillance damage on the news the owners live in central pennsylvania and loned it to a 19-year-old relative. friends of the victim say they are happy the investigation is moving forward. >> i hope they found the guy or lady whoever it is. >> police are trying to get an arrest warrant. tomorrow there will be a memorial service for a 4-year-old boy killed in another hit-and-run. family members will remember latif wilson who died monday night in kingsessing. police recovered the vehicle seen on surveillance video hitting the child and driving away. the driver's lawyer told nbc 10 earlier this week he and his client are cooperating with the
investigation and she will surrender. but so far she hasn't. tomorrow's service begins at 11:00 a.m. at greater bible way temple on north 63rd street in west philadelphia. the campaign staff of the philadelphia city council candidate is shaken tonight after being threatened by a man who claimed to have a gun. this happened at the offices of ori feibush in center city. the man walked in at 1:30 this afternoon and told staffers he had a gun. no one was hurt. feibush was not there at the time and said another one of his offices was vandalized this week. a rally for peace tonight in philadelphia's mantua neighborhood. churches in the area sponsor the anti-violence rally. they say the crime has to stop. the conversation continues tomorrow at drexel university with the panel involving police, city officials and neighborhood
leaders. bryn mawr college is honoring supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. she was presented with the katherine hepburn medal tonight. she was honored for her drive and independence. katharine hepburn graduated from bryn mawr college and so did her mother. >> being sisters, not only to your peers, but to those who will follow you. as much as i have learned from the women who have mentored me i have gained just as much from the relationships in which i have been the mentor. >> sonia sotomayor is the first hispanic and third female supreme court justice. temperatures jumping near 80 degrees for your saturday. but they won't last. i'm tracking how quickly cooler air will return and more rain.
an update now on the story we brought you at 11:00 last night as breaking news. a montgomery police officer is recovering after being hit by a car. police say officers were chasing a bmw driving erratically. when the vehicle was forced to a stop, officer james mccue got out out of his patrol car and the car came straight for him knocking him to the ground. officers they is man drove off but was later caught. no word on his condition. a third person is locked up tonight and charged in this caught on camera beating at a philadelphia gas station.
it happened in olney last tuesday. surveillance video shows a group of six or seven people attacking 51-year-old robert barns. today police announced the arrest of kaisha duggins who is charged with murder and other crimes. two other people are already under arrest. they spoke with the victim's sister and she snapped this photo of her brother in the hospital in intensive care. his head is now covered in staples and doctors have removed 40% of his skull. from the jersey shore bureau, the atlantic city fire chief will collect nearly $13,000 a month in retirement even though surveillance video showed him dropping his pants at a security checkpoint. the city officials have decided not to release the results of their investigation into the march incident. a woman working in the medal detector said dennis brooks dropped his pants when he was
asked to put anything metal on the table. he retired earlier this month. from the delaware bureau some neighbors are concerned tonight that dupont could sell off its historic dupont hotel in wilmington. the company already sold the theater and two parking facilities. a dupont spokesperson says the company would sell off assets if it is good for shareholders. that could also include the dupont country club in north wilmington. this year's pothole season is so bad penndot is calling in reinforcements. starting tomorrow the department will use contractors to help fill in those craters. and as nbc 10's keith jones reports, drivers say the extra help can't come soon enough. >> huge horrible. >> yeah they are pretty bad. >> reporter: this woman hit a pothole today. it's way too common of an experience. >> if you go to miss one you hit another one. >> reporter: when was the last
time you had to change a tire? >> few weeks. >> reporter: one of these bad boys can cost anywhere from $75 to $300. the potholes are so bad they replace 10 to 15 tires a day. this is not the place you want to be the business end of the wrerk. >> here you might get a screw or nail or something. but basically it's on the side of the tire. >> reporter: for potholes. >> potholes. >> reporter: amelia ortiz says this is the worst pothole season in a while. >> people are busting their tires and all that. we are always on call 24 hours a day. >> reporter: that sparked an emergency authorization from penndot who will utilize con track or the contractors to supplement their crew. some start tomorrow and the rest start on monday. >> if you are texting on the phone, then you will get a busted tire and have to call us.
>> reporter: keith jones, "nbc 10 news." >> you can help in the fight against potholes. just news the "nbc 10 news" app to report potholes in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. well, we had a pretty nice day today despite the rain this morning. temperatures warmed up this afternoon. warmer than today as we go into tomorrow. so we're talking about some areas getting close to 80 degrees for your saturday. a little bit cooler on sunday but it's still going to be a nice day. dry over the weekend. and that will lead us to a very rainy monday. for today, we hit a high of 74 degrees. ten degrees warmer than normal. tomorrow we'll be at 79. some areas could hit 80 degrees. then we go to sunday, we'll drop down quite a bit back to the mid-60s. by monday the rain will be pushing temperatures into the low 60s. right now mid-50s for allentown. 63 in reading. still looking at the mid-60s in philadelphia. south jersey and delaware coming in mainly in the low 60s.
but all these temperatures will be staying mild. everyone will see the mild weather, even as we go into the early morning hours. a few showers trying to move through sussex county in delaware. maybe a few sprinkles in south jersey, but that's really about it. we'll keep clearing as we go overnight tonight. future weather, take the clouds clear them out and set us up for a beautiful saturday. so starting off in the morning through the afternoon, expect sunny skies, warm temperatures anywhere from 77 to 80 degrees through the afternoon tomorrow. it's going to be a really nice day. then we go into sunday. we start off with sunshine. notice how there's not much here. so it is going to stay dry. temperatures will be in the mid-60s or so. it will be cooler. then by sunday afternoon and evening, look at all the clouds moving in. by 11:00 p.m. we should really have a lot of cloud cover around showers just off to our west. and all this rain will be moving in for your monday. so monday is going to be a very rainy day after a nice dry week. at least the timing works out. for tonight, isolated showers early but those are really
clearing. and that's going to continue going throughout the overnight hours. temperatures in the mid-50s. then tomorrow, look at the high. 78 for allentown. 78 in doylestown and norristown. 77 for reading. 78 degrees for trenton. philadelphia, 79 degrees. 78 for chester and wilmington. 78 mount holly. some locations could hit 80 degrees, too. closer to the shore, we could be near 70 degrees. 77 for vineland. but the inland locations in new jersey could get to 80 degrees tomorrow. sunday a mission of sunshine moving over our area with late clouds in the day, temperatures in the mid-60s. we stay dry both saturday and sunday. a rainy monday. so you definitely want the umbrella. this looks like an all-day rain heavier at times. then next week we'll stay in the mid to low 60s. a college scholarship program is offering hope to dozens of students in camden. 83 lower income students were inducted into the alfredo
santiago scholarship program today. the kindergarteners and first graders attend the charter school. they can earn a scholarship at rutgers university by maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average through school. parents say it's an opportunity of a lifetime. >> i'm so grateful for the scholarship. i mean words cannot express how grateful a parent can be for something like that. >> paving the way for them. they have a 100% graduation rate and 95% of the kids from the charter school go on to college. mean while, john put on ice for the flyers. >> one former flyer has harsh words for the players. plus you'll hear from the phillips and more gridlock in washington, d.c.
i'm john clark. flyers ron hextall has decided to fire craig berube. the flyers will be hiring their fifth coach in the next nine years and hextall hopes to have his guy by june. he did not ask the players about the berube departure, but he said this was a decision based on feel. >> the decision was based enough on not getting feel. it's my job not to listen to the players or the media or the fans. it's my job to assess the situation and make the decision that's right and move forward for this franchise.
and that's what i felt i did. if the players are unhappy, so be it. >> ed snyder said hexaltall over firing craig berube. jeremy roenick says this is on the players. >> if you step into the game and play hard, the way the philadelphia flyers are supposed to play because there are not enough players that want to do that. >> i just hope the players understand they are the reason why their head coach is gone. and they better wake the hell up. >> strong words. phillies' offense needs to wake up too. they are scoring the fewest runs per game in baseball and it doesn't get better. for the phils in the first, bryce harper taking it deep gone. three-run shot. and that is all the run support matt scherzer needs. striking out and swinging there. now the defense, wow, look at
this. ryan zimmerman, a diving catch on the bunt attempt there. and dan uggla, he catches that. the phillies lose the first five games on the road for the first time in 27 years. a millville milestone. mike trout hit his 100th homer. he becomes the youngest to reach 100 homers and stolen bases. he's only 23. check out roman catholic junior here going for the dunk. and the man in the front is taking a selfie. the big man on cam pulse. i'm john clark. we're right back. trading-in or selling your car truck or suv? webuyanycar.com takes the hassle out of selling in just 3 easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, book an appointment. and three, pick up a check at your nearest buying center. ♪ find out how much your car is worth ♪ ♪ at webuyanycar.com ♪
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every year the philadelphia chamber of commerce recognizes a business executive for their contribution to the region. this year the william penn recipient is william jakowsky seen here with his family. congratulations. and going into a beautiful weekend. >> yes a gorgeous weekend. if you thought today was nice and you liked it you're going to love tomorrow. we won't have the rain like today. here's a look at the high temperature for tomorrow. 78 in allentown. mostly sunny. 79 in philadelphia. 78 in wilmington. i do think some areas could hit 80 degrees. closer to the shore, yes, it's going to be cooler but relatively speaking i think 70 in cape may is pretty nice under mostly sunny skies. so for your saturday near 80 degrees. sunday we'll see sunshine and the clouds will move in. the high on sunday will be cooler in the mid-60s but still dry. then that leaves us to a rainy monday. so with all things considered, the weekend is fabulous.